Australian Turf Club launches covid safe Everest Carnival with crowds

The prestigious seven-week Everest Carnival (September 19 – October 31) across Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens led by the world’s richest turf race, the $15 million The TAB Everest and the $7.5 million Iron Jack Golden Eagle, has launched at iconic Sydney location, The Tallawoladah Lawn, in front of spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour.

As part of the launch, the Australian Turf Club (ATC) and the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, announced an exciting new partnership, further cementing Sydney as Australia’s premier tourist and events destination, encouraging Sydneysiders and visitors to stay and spend locally in the famous Harbour City.

VIP guests included The Hon. Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, The Hon. Kevin Anderson MP, Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, ATC Chairman, Matthew McGrath, four-time winning Sydney Premiership jockey James McDonald, Group 1 winning horse trainer Adrian Bott of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott Racing and Everest Carnival Ambassador Samantha Armytage, co-host of Channel Seven’s Sunrise and ATC Racing Ambassador and former Group 1 jockey, Katelyn Mallyon, as they discussed key highlights of the upcoming Everest Carnival and the importance of bringing the community together in a COVID Safe event environment.

The launch was also attended by a number of other VIP guests including ATC Everest Carnival Chef Partner, BLACK Bar & Grill Executive Chef Dany Karam, esteemed jeweller Nic Cerrone and ATC Official Stylist, Jess Pecoraro while the prized The TAB Everest and Iron Jack Golden Eagle trophies (designed by Cerrone) were on display in addition to retired racehorses-come trained stunt horses Mr Bean and Mojo.

In addition to the $41+ million in prizemoney and six Group 1 races, the social highlight of the world-class racing carnival is the Everest Carnival Fashion Lunch on TAB Epsom Day Saturday 3 October. The sold-out event will feature the Everest Carnival Spring Fashion Runway presented by Vogue Australia showcasing the latest Australian spring fashion trends, a three-course menu curated by The Star’s BLACK Bar & Grill, Dany Karam, performance by Natalie Bassingthwaighte, and a major raffle prize, a $30,000 Cerrone-designed necklace where all funds raised at the event will go to the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation – to support the Emergency Department at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.

For the first time, the Everest Carnival will launch an exciting new digital fashion competition, Spring Style Stakes, encouraging racing fans and fashionistas across the country to upload a photo or video in their fabulous raceday outfit from the races or at home. The competition will run across four major carnival racedays for women and men, with amazing prizes including $2,500 cash to be won, and builds on the Club’s Autumn Carnival digital fan engagement innovations.

ATC Chairman, Matthew McGrath said he was delighted to be launching the 2020 Everest Carnival, which commences this Saturday with Fujitsu George Main Stakes Day at Royal Randwick, providing an exhilarating and COVID Safe event for racegoers to enjoy this spring.

“The Australian Turf Club is incredibly excited to be hosting the 2020 Everest Carnival with crowds in a COVID Safe environment to see some of the world’s best horses, jockeys and trainers compete at Australia’s world-class racing, hospitality and entertainment venues Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens.”

“We are particularly pleased to be announcing our important partnership with the NSW Government through Destination NSW, to help strengthen Sydney tourism, and showcase everything this wonderful city has to offer, including a day at the races.”

 

“The health and wellbeing of our patrons, riders, supporters and staff is incredibly important, and we will have a limited capacity on site due to the Public Health Orders that are in place. However everyone will get the chance to enjoy the 2020 Everest Carnival whether they are lucky enough to be at the races or watching from home, live and free on Channel 7 or Sky Racing,” said McGrath.

In addition to on-course spectators The Everest Carnival is anticipated to be seen by over 9.5 million viewers across Australia and in over 66 countries internationally via the Carnival’s broadcast partners.

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the Everest Carnival was an important and much-loved fixture of Sydney’s event calendar.

“The Everest is now undisputedly a signature event on the Sydney calendar. The public love to make something special of a day at the races and there are none more significant than the Everest and the supporting Carnival of events. Whether someone is visiting from the regions or interstate to attend, or they’re a local enjoying the full shopping and hospitality experience or even watching the races at home, these activities increase Sydney’s reputation as Australia’s premier events and lifestyle destination and provide a boost to our visitor economy.”

NSW Racing Minister Kevin Anderson congratulated the ATC and Racing NSW for their work in navigating the industry through the incredible difficulties of COVID-19. “Today’s event is more than just a launch of the word-class Everest Carnival; it is a celebration of the incredible shape of our state’s thoroughbred racing industry, despite the challenges of this unprecedented pandemic,” Mr Anderson said.

“In just a few short years, The Everest has succeeded in taking Sydney Spring racing to the world, and this year will be no different with a massive global audience expected to tune in to what has become one of the world’s great races.”

The 2020 Everest Carnival commences with the Fujitsu George Main Stakes Day at Royal Randwick and concludes with Golden Eagle Day at Rosehill Gardens on 31 October.

Source: Australian Turf Club


The Most Fun Party On Wheels In SYDNEY

Get your skates on because the Roller Disco Brunch is headed to Sydney on November 21, 2020. Glide back into the ’80s where bright leotards, sparkles and neon were all the rage, along with teased hair and tights.

It’s time to break out your iconic disco moves and strap on a pair of roller skates. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed and limbo winners!

 This is one brunch experience that will not be forgotten! Each session runs for 90 minutes to give you plenty of skate time.

This event sold out last year & tickets aren’t expected to be around for long! Tickets cost $65pp (excl GST) and include entry, skate hire, bottomless mimosas and 1x full pizza per person. Grab yours now!at https://zip-tickets.com/event/show/roller-disco-brunch-sydney-1547065

Source: The Brunch Club


Uniqlo U SS20 Collection Launches in Australia

Global apparel retailer UNIQLO has announced that it will launch the Uniqlo U 2020 Spring/Summer Collection from September 17. Uniqlo U is a collection of “Future LifeWear Essentials” and is designed by Artistic Director Christophe Lemaire and his UNIQLO R&D team in Paris.

Together, they are reimagining everyday clothing using innovative materials and new, contemporary silhouettes. Each season is designed with the highest precision and in pursuit of a simplified, modern wardrobe.

Uniqlo U 2020 Spring/Summer offers a lineup of 57 items for women, 41 for men, and three accessories and will be available in-store and through UNIQLO.com/au (with all stores in Australia offering select pieces).

Elegant yet functional. A modern woman’s wardrobe for authentic, active living. The women’s line draws inspiration from independent, free-spirited, and active women who are out to explore the world. The mood works into modern silhouettes, technical fabrics and sophisticated colour options that Uniqlo U does so well, for an elevated collection of clothing that seeks to empower and enable women of today.

Light Cotton Parachute Pants incorporate details like enlarged pockets and reinforced knees. Buttons at the ankles allow wearers to switch it from a straight leg to a track pant. The design of the Jersey Tailored Jacket and Twill Jersey Relaxed Pants are based on a travel suit concept. The soft and comfortable jersey fabric of this Uniqlo U classic also offers a smooth and elegant silhouette. The light, sheer cotton button-down shirts can be worn open for casual, relaxed styling.

Practical and essential with classic details perfected. It’s menswear made for today. The collection is inspired by the utility of vintage workwear and military garments and rethinking their cut, fit, fabric and detail for a relaxed and contemporary mood. Functional details and features are elevated with a refined sensibility, balancing both practicality and style.

For 2020 Spring/Summer, Uniqlo U increases its focus on functional fabrics and details, perfecting classic patterns and exploring a novel range of colour to give old standards a burst of vitality. Items include the Cuban Shirt, long a beloved menswear classic. Uniqlo U’s version features pintucks, a single pocket, breathable cotton fabrics and open collar adapted for humid climates. The Hooded Coat is modeled after a military parka, with contrasting interior hues adding a sophisticated touch.

Source: Uniqlo


COACH introduces Coach X Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection Starring Basquiat's Family alongside Jennifer Lopez & Michael B. Jordan

Coach has introduced the Coach x Jean-Michel Basquiat collection with a global campaign starring faces of the house Jennifer Lopez, Michael B. Jordan, Jeremy Lin and Yang Zi, as well as beauty entrepreneur and Basquiat’s niece, Jessica Kelly, and other members of the extended Coach family. The collection, which debuted on the runway last February as part of Coach’s Fall 2020 collection, introduces Basquiat’s artwork and values to a new generation through the lens of family, those we’re born into and those we choose.

The campaign was created in collaboration with photographer Micaiah Carter and a global collective of creatives including Paloma Elsesser, Jon Batiste, Kyemah McEntyre, Diana Gordon, and photographers Fan Xin and Zhang Meng.

It tells the story of creative families united by shared beliefs and purpose to spotlight Basquiat’s vision of bold expression, activism through art, and his desire, as he once said, to “be part of the family of artists.”

“Basquiat is one of my heroes,” said Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers. “He embodied the creative, inclusive spirit of New York and was a force for change in his community. I am proud to celebrate his work and values and help bring them to a new generation. I’m also incredibly grateful for the support and trust given to me by Basquiat’s family, and would like to thank them for their help in creating this collection and campaign.”

“We really love this collection from Coach,” said Jeanine Basquiat, sister of Basquiat, on behalf of the artist’s family. “They did a great job in capturing the spirit and energy of Jean-Michel’s work and putting together a perfect group of creative talent to bring this to life. We’ve always been fans of Coach, so this is a dream project for us.”

To celebrate the campaign, Coach introduced a series of short social-first films in which the cast discuss the importance of family, art and Basquiat’s legacy, inviting community members to join the conversation.

Source: COACH


Tapt By Hatch: The One Business Card You Need in Your Life

Australian-based tech start-up, Tapt By Hatch, has launched Australia’s first physical digitised business card to market. By revolutionising the outdated business necessity, Tapt is streamlining contact transfers, providing a contact-free solution, and saving millions of business cards from landfill along the way.

With a reported 27 million business cards printed daily, 88% of which are tossed within a week of being passed on, Tapt is bringing a sustainable, sleek, and contact-free alternative to Australian consumers.

The innovative tech allows users to import their contact details onto the card and update them as needed – meaning there’s no more need for new cards when moving roles or changing positions.

Sharing contacts is easy, simply tap or scan your Tapt card onto a phone to share your contact details seamlessly.

Tapt’s sustainable ergonomic design is crafted from reusable materials, creating an environmentally-friendly and durable card that will stand the test of time.

Tapt By Hatch is available for purchase online with prices starting at $64.95. Consumers can choose to personalise their Tapt card, with personalised engraving available.

Tapt is revolutionising the business card industry and encouraging consumers to ditch the single- use business card.

Source: Tapt by Hatch